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Sega and Pyro at work on Planet 51 game

Children's animated film to be adapted into cross-platform videogame for release later this year

Sega has entered into a partnership with Madrid-based Pyro Studios to create the videogame adaptation of its upcoming animated film, Planet 51.

The title is set for release late this year, across all home consoles and the Nintendo DS, presumably meant to coincide with the November 20 release of the movie, penned by the writer of Shrek and Shrek 2.

"We are delighted to have SEGA on board," commented Ignacio Perez Dolset , CEO of Pyro Studios and Ilion Animation Studios.

"Pyro strives to produce high quality games and we are pleased to have the right partner for worldwide publishing. Sega's expertise in the videogames industry, together with the quality of the game will make Planet 51 a Thanksgiving blockbuster."

Sean Ratcliffe, vice president of marketing, for Sega of America, added: "Sega is very excited about our new partnership with Pyro Studios."

"Pyro Studio's exceptional pedigree, combined with the fantastic story of Planet 51 allows this project to appeal to a global audience of all ages."

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